The Institut français du Nigéria (IFN), is launching a year-long project titled Garden After Work.

Every third Thursday of the month from 5 pm to 7 pm, the IFN garden will open its doors to creative people who want to meet up.

The goal of the Garden After Work is to share new creative projects in town with like-minded people and in front a general audience that is interested in art and culture (artists, cultural entrepreneurs, teachers, students… ), all of this in a relaxed atmosphere and with good music playing in the background.
Furthermore, it’s also the place to share ideas and get feedback and find partners with whom to collaborate on artistic projects.

Each third Thursday of the month a creative group of people acting in the various artistic field (dance, theatre, music, photography, cinema…) will be hosted by the Institut français du Nigéria to present their projects.

🌿 Do you want to hang out with fellow creative in Abuja?
🌿 Do you want to know what’s going on in town?
🌿 Are you looking for inspiration?

Then don’t miss the Gardens After Work this year !

If you are interested to be one of the musician / DJ who want to perform these days and showcase your talent, kindly fill this online form : Showcase your talents and projects during the Garden After Work

The Institut français du Nigéria launches a monthly networking event for Abuja-based creatives.

As part of its support to the Nigerian cultural scene, the Institut français du Nigéria, on the 17th of January 2019, launched a monthly networking event aimed at Nigerian professionals in the cultural sector called “Garden After Work”.

On January 17th, 2019, 90 professionals of the Abuja cultural scene (artists, art gallery owners, cultural project managers, directors of start-ups, etc.) gathered in the garden of the Institut français du Nigéria for the launch of this year-long project.

The Institut français du Nigéria hopes that this sustainable platform will provide a meeting point for creative people (artists, cultural entrepreneurs, teachers, students …) in Abuja to share ideas and stay updated on events and projects on the cultural scene. This meeting will also be the ideal place to find like-minded people to serve as sounding boards for new ideas and find partners with whom to collaborate on artistic projects.

On the third Thursday of each month, from 5 pm to 7 pm, a group of creative people working in various artistic fields (dance, theatre, music, photography, cinema …) will briefly present their upcoming projects, all of this in a relaxed ambiance with music playing in the background.

L’Institut français du Nigéria créer une nouvelle plateforme de mise en réseau des acteurs culturels d’Abuja

Dans le cadre de son volet de soutien à professionnalisation de la scène culturelle nigériane, l’Institut français du Nigéria a lancé, le 17 janvier 2019, un événement mensuel de mise en réseau des acteurs culturels nigérians intitulé les « Garden After Work »

Le 17 janvier 2019, 90 professionnels de la culture (artistes, propriétaires de galeries d’art, chefs de projets culturels, directeurs d’incubateur de start-up …) se sont rassemblés dans le jardin de l’Institut français du Nigéria pour assister au lancement de ce projet pensé sur une année.

L’Institut français du Nigéria souhaite que cette plateforme durable dans le temps permette d’engager des discussions dans la communauté créative (artistes, entrepreneurs culturels, enseignants, étudiants…) d’Abuja. Ce rendez-vous est également pensé comme propice pour partager des idées créatives, obtenir des retours d’informations et trouver des partenaires avec lesquels collaborer sur des projets culturels variés.

Au programme de ces troisièmes jeudi du mois, de 17 h à 19 h, un groupe de personnes créatives œuvrant dans divers domaines artistiques (danse, théâtre, musique, photographie, cinéma…) présenteront brièvement leurs projets à venir, le tout dans une ambiance détendue et un fond musical.